Geelong Cup

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Geelong Cup
Group 3 race
Location Geelong Racecourse, Geelong, Australia
Inaugurated 1872
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor William Hill (2015)
Website Geelong Racing Club
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Open
Weight Handicap
Purse $300,000 (2015)

The Geelong Cup is a Geelong Racing Club Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race, held under handicap conditions for over a distance of 2400 metres at the Geelong Racecourse, Geelong, Victoria, Australia on a Wednesday in late October[1] The prize money for the race is A$300,000,[2] and the race is considered one of the most reliable guides to the result of the Melbourne Cup.[3]

Race history[edit]

The race is run thirteen days before the Melbourne Cup (which is always on the first Tuesday in November). The race has been run on this day since 1947.[4] The day of the race is a public holiday in the city of Geelong.[5] Before 1907 the race was run at the Marshalltown Racecourse.[6] Before 1947 the race was run at various times during the year between January and July.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1872–1885 – 2 miles (~3200 metres)
  • 1886–1892 – 134 miles (~2800 metres)
  • 1893–1894, 1899, 1970–1971 – 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1900, 1965–1969 – about 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1895, 1901–1906, 1910–1911, 1919, 1951–1960 – 138 miles (~2200 metres)
  • 1961–1964 – about 138 miles (~2200 metres)
  • 1927–1934, 1937, 1947–1950 – 10 furlongs & 192 yards (~2187 metres)
  • 1922–1926 – 10 furlongs & 182 yards (~2178 metres)
  • 1896, 1898, 1909, 1916–1917 – 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1921 – about 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1912–1913, 1915, 1918 – 118 miles (~1800 metres)
  • 1914 – 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1972–2007 – 2400 metres
  • 2008–2009 – 2406 metres
  • 2010 onwards – 2400 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1872–1978 – Principal Race
  • 1979–2001 – Listed race
  • 2002 onwards – Group 3

Doubles wins[edit]

The following thoroughbreds have won the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup in the same year.

The winners[edit]

  • 2015 – Almoonqith[7]
  • 2014 – Caravan Rolls On[8]
  • 2013 – Ibicenco[9]
  • 2012 – Gatewood[10]
  • 2011 – Dunaden[11]
  • 2010 – Americain[12]
  • 2009 – Leica Ding[13]
  • 2008 – Bauer[14]
  • 2007 – The Fuzz[15]
  • 2006 – Mandela[16]
  • 2005 – On A Jeune[17]
  • 2004 – Pacific Dancer[18]
  • 2003 – Zazzman[19]
  • 2002 – Media Puzzle[20]
  • 2001 – Karasi[21]
  • 2000 – Savrocca[22]
  • 1999 – Bohemiath[23]
  • 1998 – Ancient City[24]
  • 1997 – Oregon Star[25]
  • 1996 – Hereditas[26]
  • 1995 – Anfitrion[27]
  • 1994 – Grass Valley[28]
  • 1993 – Ultimate Aim[29]
  • 1992 – Ali Boy
  • 1991 – Newbury Star
  • 1990 – Mr. Brooker
  • 1989 – † Pacific Mirage / Sea Legend
  • 1988 – Our Classic Bay
  • 1987 – Beau Trist
  • 1986 – Fil De Roi
  • 1985 – Koiro Corrie May
  • 1984 – Chagemar
  • 1983 – Deb's Mate
  • 1982 – Gujarat
  • 1981 – Allez Bijou
  • 1980 – Summer Fleur
  • 1979 – Hauberk
  • 1978 – Puramaka
  • 1977 – Brallos
  • 1976 – Taminga
  • 1975 – Dowling Girl
  • 1974 – Special Test
  • 1973 – Australasia
  • 1972 – Hayburner
  • 1971 – Gnapur
  • 1970 – Vansittart
  • 1969 – Double Steel
  • 1968 – Bergman
  • 1967 – Royal Coral
  • 1966 – Craftsman
  • 1965 – Pleasanton
  • 1964 – Jamagne
  • 1963 – Nivek
  • 1962 – Napoleon
  • 1961 – Ursalon
  • 1960 – Tabess
  • 1959 – Paratone
  • 1958 – Mac
  • 1957 – King Boru
  • 1956 – Prince Abbott
  • 1955 – November Moon
  • 1954 – Chidden
  • 1953 – meeting abandoned[30]
  • 1952 – Welkin Sun
  • 1951 – Trust Me
  • 1950 – Purple Prince
  • 1949 – Blank Music
  • 1948 – Royal Scot
  • 1947 – Bruin
  • 1938–46 – race not held
  • 1937 – Lord Carrington
  • 1935–36 – race not held
  • 1934 – † Viol D'Amour / Highway
  • 1933 – Bay of Islands
  • 1932 – Glaive
  • 1931 – El Rey
  • 1930 – race not held
  • 1930 – Taras
  • 1929 – Sea Pilot
  • 1928 – Anan Louise
  • 1927 – Victorian King
  • 1926 – Bombard
  • 1925 – Glaxy
  • 1924 – Lillirie
  • 1923 – Mount Bernard
  • 1922 – Tresco
  • 1921 – Rahda
  • 1920 – race not held
  • 1919 – Luteplayer
  • 1918 – Blackwood
  • 1917 – Mnesarchus
  • 1916 – Lady Mooltan
  • 1915 – Pouter
  • 1914 – Roseview
  • 1913 – Porch
  • 1912 – Roseview
  • 1911 – Crete
  • 1910 – Orline
  • 1909 – Tantalla
  • 1907–08 – race not held
  • 1906 – Maninga
  • 1905 – Cluster
  • 1904 – Mallard
  • 1903 – Telemachus
  • 1902 – Merryman
  • 1901 – Marie Corelli
  • 1900 – Model
  • 1899 – Relic
  • 1898 – Chit Chat
  • 1897 – race not held
  • 1896 – Pivot
  • 1895 – J5
  • 1894 – The Clown
  • 1893 – Newman
  • 1892 – Norbert
  • 1891 – Tantallon
  • 1890 – Britannia
  • 1889 – Malua
  • 1888 – Gardenia
  • 1887 – Camerine
  • 1886 – Claptrap
  • 1885 – Camerine
  • 1884 – Linda
  • 1883 – Gudarz
  • 1882 – Guinea
  • 1881 – Progress
  • 1880 – Zambesi
  • 1879 – Lord Harry
  • 1878 – Newminster
  • 1877 – Pride of the Hills
  • 1876 – Emulation
  • 1875 – Melbourne
  • 1874 – Mccallum Mohn
  • 1873 – Leo
  • 1872 – Flying Scud

† Dead heat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geelong Racing Club: Past Winners". Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Geelong Cup". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Andrew Eddy (23 October 2007). "Geelong Cup again a good guide". The Age. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "History (Geelong Cup)". Geelong Racing Club. 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Victorian Non-Metropolitan Public Holidays 2008". Business Victoria. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Geelong Racing Club". www.grc.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "2015 Result – William Hill Geelong Cup (held 21 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "2014 Result – Sportingbet Geelong Cup (held 22 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "2013 Result – Sportingbet Geelong Cup (held 23 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "2012 Result – Centrebet Geelong Cup (held 24 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
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  13. ^ "2009 Result – Centrebet.Com Geelong Cup (held 21 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "2008 Result – Petstock Geelong Cup (held 22 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "2007 Result – Geelong Cup (held 24 October 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "2006 Result – Petstock – Geelong Cup (held 25 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "2005 Result – Geelong Cup (held 19 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "2004 Result – Geelong Cup (held 20 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "2003 Result – Geelong Cup (held 22 October 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "2002 Result – Geelong Cup (held 23 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "2001 Result – Geelong Cup (held 24 October 2001)". Racing Vic. (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "2000 Result – Geelong Cup (held 29 October 2000)". Racing Vic. (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "1999 Result – Geelong Cup (held 20 October 1999)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "1998 Result – Geelong Cup (held 21 October 1998)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "1997 Result – Geelong Cup (held 22 October 1997)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  26. ^ "1996 Result – Geelong Cup (held 23 October 1996)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "1995 Result – Geelong Cup (held 25 October 1995)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  28. ^ "1994 Result – Geelong Cup (held 19 October 1994)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  29. ^ "1993 Result – Geelong Cup (held 20 October 1993)". Racing NSW (Aus.). Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  30. ^ "RAIN WASHES OUT GEELONG RACES". The Argus. trove. 22 October 1953. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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